Artist: Pilvi Takala

Curator: Michal Novotný


From 02/10/2014 to 15/11/2014

Pilvi Takala's work is showing us that it is often possible to learn of the implicit rules of a social situation only by its disruption. Her apparently innocent actions such, as trying to enter Disneyland dressed as Snow White, leads to unexpectedly strong reactions from other social actors involved.

The dramaturgical perspective on a society suggests that human interactions are dependent upon time, place, and audience and that we cannot speak of the cause of human behaviour but only about its context.
According to this theory a person's identity is not a stable and independent psychological entity, but rather, it is constantly remade in the frame of interaction with others. Audiences have an idea of how the given situation should look like and performers will try to carry out the performance according to that idea. All individuals raise their identity from the consensus between the actor and the audience.
Social situations therefore create different forms and scripts structuring our perception, action and reaction. This reality indeed becomes itself a fiction, but as fictional as might appear the daily life portrait of an online poker-players community organized around the logic of the probability theory in Takala's video Players.
Looking at Takala's work we should not only be accenting the challenging potential, the position of the lonely artist versus the overall ideology. Takala herself mix in her work the reality of documented actions with staged portraiture documents and creates narratives such as the ones she reveals, probes and strains and is also definitely very conscious about it. As much as "the ice made out of ice tea in your ice tea" from the Players video Takala quotes and stretch the limits of different genres including the one of being a performance artist, a director, a documentary maker.

JIŘÍ SURŮVKA: Samostatná výstava 09/12/2016 19/02/2017 JIŘÍ SURŮVKA: Samostatná výstava ROY DA PRINCE 09/12/2016 19/02/2017 ROY DA PRINCE IEVA KRAULE, KASPARS GROSHEVS: Dancing Water 09/12/2016 19/02/2017 IEVA KRAULE, KASPARS GROSHEVS: Dancing Water AUTO ITALIA: SHELL CORPORATION (prezentace / presentation) 01/11/2016 AUTO ITALIA: SHELL CORPORATION (prezentace / presentation) MARTIN ZET: | 24/09/2016 27/11/2016 MARTIN ZET: | MAGICIAN'S RIGHT HAND 24/09/2016 27/11/2016 MAGICIAN'S RIGHT HAND Azar Alsharif (NO/IR) / Diogo Evangelista (PT) / Anna Franceschini (IT) / Matyáš Chochola (CZ) /Henning Lundkvist (SE) / Nuno da Luz (PT) / Ana Manso (PT) / Nikolai Nekh (RUS) André Romão (PT)/ Iza Tarasewicz (PL) MORE THAN LOVERS, MORE THAN FRIENDS 21/06/2016 11/09/2016 MORE THAN LOVERS, MORE THAN FRIENDS Maxime Boidy + Pierre Paulin + Tan Lin; Kasper Bosmans + Marthe Ramm Fortun, Jan Brož + Barbora Kleinhamplová, ​Elaine Cameron-Weir + Carlos Reyes + Ben Schumacher, Andrew Dorsey, Sonja Engelhardt + Thom Kubli, Jason Hendrik Hansma + Vivian Sky Rehberg, Huang Xiaoli + Li Jinghu + Li Yueyang + Yang Zi + Zhang Xiyuan, K.r.m. Mooney, Parallel Practice; Augustas Serapinas; Allison Somers, Nicholas Aung Sung ROBERT ŠALANDA: Passive perpetrator 21/06/2016 11/09/2016 ROBERT ŠALANDA: Passive perpetrator JIMENA MENDOZA: The Notion of Distance (THREAT) 16/04/2016 05/06/2016 JIMENA MENDOZA: The Notion of Distance (THREAT) THOMAS JEPPE: Neo-Lad 16/04/2016 05/06/2016 THOMAS JEPPE: Neo-Lad KASIA FUDAKOWSKI: Meat in Window, Worried by a Wasp 16/04/2016 05/06/2016 KASIA FUDAKOWSKI: Meat in Window, Worried by a Wasp NEOLASTOSCOPE 26/01/2016 27/03/2016 NEOLASTOSCOPE Matthijs Munnik ANNA DAUČÍKOVÁ 26/01/2016 27/03/2016 ANNA DAUČÍKOVÁ INTERMARIUM 26/01/2016 27/03/2016 INTERMARIUM Chto delat, Grupa Azorro, IRWIN, Pavla Malinova, Svätopluk Mikyta, Rafani, Little Warsaw + film Walser by Zbigniew Libera DEBTS EROTIC REVIEW SINAI 13/10/2015 03/01/2016 DEBTS EROTIC REVIEW SINAI Than Hussein Clark